Harry Fry will monitor the weather before deciding if he will give If The Cap Fits another run ahead of the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.
The six-year-old, maintained his unbeaten record over hurdles with victory at Kempton on Boxing Day.
Fry said: “He has come out of his race at Kempton very well and we are delighted with the progress he has made this season. He will be entered in the Supreme and the Ballymore at Cheltenham, but the race I am favouring at this stage is the Supreme.”
He went on: “We will see how the weather pans out before deciding on another run, but it is only nine weeks until the opening day of the Festival.
“He is a very light-framed horse that doesn’t take masses of work and he is certainly not a horse to run in testing ground. He will certainly not run this month.
“We will keep our options open and see how he is doing, and what the weather is doing, before making any decisions.”
American could try to bounce back from pulling up in the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury in the BetBright Trial Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham on January 27.
Fry said: “American is fine in himself. We just had to give him a chance to get over the run at Newbury. As I said before, his inexperience told in that race.
“We are trying to get him back to his best and we may have a look at the Cotswold Chase at the end of the month. There are not too many options off his mark.
“It is a possibility, but I am yet to commit to it. We will discuss it with his owners, then make a decision.”